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Attorney general says some male MPs ‘behave like animals’ but they are ‘small minority’ – UK politics live

Latest updates: in response to accusations of misogyny in Westminster, Suella Braverman says ‘there are bad apples’ but ‘not a pervasive culture’

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Here is the quote from Suella Braverman, the attorney general, who told Radio 4’s Women’s Hour that some male MPs behaved “like animals”. She said:

I’ve been a member of parliament now for nearly seven years. I’ve been in the Conservative party and in politics for 20 years. My personal experience, I have to say, is that on no occasion have I been made to feel uncomfortable, and all the men that I’ve worked with have been respectful, courteous, and supportive.

There is, however, a very small minority of men, and it is men, who fall short. And there are some bad apples who are out of order, who behave like animals and bringing parliament into disrepute to be honest.

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